Summer Program Scholarships

Through the generosity of many donors, The Clearing is pleased to be able to offer scholarship assistance in Summer Program classes! Scholarships are intended to make The Clearing’s educational programs available to a broad population of students. Clearing scholarship funds are invested as endowments, providing a permanent source of scholarship support.


Please Note in 2021:

In order to register for either a double room or for the dorm this year, Clearing students must arrange for their own roommate for a double room, and for a minimum of two other roommates for the dorm. The Clearing is not assigning roommates this year. This applies to all students, including scholarship students. Scholarships will not be granted unless the applicant is able to make arrangements for a roommate for a double room, or at least two roommates for the dorm.

General Scholarship Information:

Scholarship Application Form

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or other criteria, depending on the source of the funds. Below is a list of available scholarships and their criteria. To apply for a scholarship, please complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form. If you have any questions regarding Clearing scholarships, please contact Mike Schneider at

  • General Clearing Scholarships:

    The Clearing's General Scholarships may be used for any Summer Program class.

  • Adeline & Jack Weiland Scholarship Fund:

    Adeline & Jack Weiland Scholarships may be used for Chamber Music for Strings.

  • Adrianne Paffrath Scholarship Fund:

    Adrianne Paffrath Scholarships may be used for Recorder at The Clearing.

  • Angela R Ebzery Scholarship Fund:

    Angela R Ebzery Scholarships may be used for the Chamber Music for Strings class.

  • George Verheyden Scholarship Fund:

    George Verheyden Scholarships may be used for any art class.

  • Joe Patrick Scholarship Fund:

    Joe Patrick Scholarships may be used for any writing class.

  • Ken Byler Scholarship Fund:

    Ken Byler Scholarships may be used for the Chamber Music for Strings class.

  • Mary Ann & John Crayton Scholarship Fund:

    Mary Ann & John Crayton Scholarships may be used for nature-related classes.

  • Norbert Blei Literary Scholarship Fund:

    Norbert Blei Scholarships may be used for writing workshops with Al DeGenova.

Scholarship Notes:
Most scholarships provide partial coverage for tuition, housing (dormitory room) and meals. Additional materials fees and/or shop fees are the responsibility of the student.

Recipients are eligible to receive one scholarship within a 24 month period.

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Please contact Mike Schneider at or 920-854-4088 to inquire about scholarship availability or with any scholarship questions.